"Above average in this burgeoning subgenre; it s the healing powers of friendship, love and family that make this funny-yet-philosophical tale of brutal teen illness stand out."
* ""Zac & Mia" holds its own as a smart, well-crafted story about the importance of friendship and feeling understood."
" School Library Journal, "starred review
"Betts portrays cancer as hard, scary, and isolating, but beatable" "or at least bearable if one isn't facing it alone, and her depiction of a boy trying to hold onto a normal life and a girl realizing she can't keep hers from changing has power."
" Publishers Weekly"
"This Australian import, told from alternating perspectives, introduces two characters who are remarkable in their own right."
"" Horn Book Magazine""
"There s complexity in their sometimes thorny relationship that makes this compelling as more than just a romance, but their connection is ultimately satisfyingly heartfelt. Hand this to readers looking for a love story with shadows but not inevitable doom."
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